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we see faster and sharper thinking and acting. almost everything you do that involves making a decision about what you have seen or heard or acting in a complex behavior. this is certainly important from the point of view of for your sustaining independence. this is kind of interesting thing, right? people see things so much better that they have about half as many driving accidents, it makes a big difference in the safety of driving and also walking. we have seen improvements in health. the person spends about $300 less a year in health-care costs, that is because the brain
training confers benefits and also to physical health from the body. we see sustained independence that is critical. they have been confirmed in the scientific experiments in a carefully validated way. remember, these are statistical arguments. some people benefit more, some people that if it lasts. o as i understand that. what else should i be doing? this is a very long last and this is very small writing. who would make a list like this? first of all, it is important that true life, you continue to acquire new skills and abilities. you continue learning, and in a sense, it can be anything.
take up the harmonica, develop better expertise in another language. take a learning seriously. seeking new avengers and experiences. how the brain loves it ventures. in love the challenge of the unexpected problem. they can run into trouble, the brain love that and feeds on that. reconnect with the real world, smell of flour. get out there and live life to get as if you were a kid. enjoy it in all of its details. scheduled daily social exercise, some people can't get out. the people. skype them.
you don't even have to be outside, but daily social exercise is critical. we are social beings and creatures. whenever you give something to someone in an act of kindness, you get just as much reward in your brain and just as much exercise as when you feel it when somebody does something for you. it is healthy to do that. how about a serious approach to new learning. the brain is smart enough to not change a thing. be serious about changing your brain for the better. and if you can, take a hike, take a walk. go on a bike for 20 or 30 minutes every day. connect yourself with the world. smell it, look at it, check it
out. shake hands with it. you will enjoy every moment of it, and your brain will enjoy it. you have the power, you have been given this great gift by the creator of the universe or by mother nature or some combination thereof. to change your life for the better, to be better than you are today. use this resource. work to improve yourself because you will have a happier life in the end. will see it on one of my morning walks or bike rides. thank you very much.
>> my goodness, what a rich a day. we can all have hope and not be fearful about anything. we take that attitude that we can reverse things. haute not going to tell them what my next birthday is going to be. she was born in 1932. one woman looked up at me and says, dear? she found out it was ok. we can all have the ability to do whatever we want to do.
when she is not wrapping -- rapping, she is the co-director on the center for elder abuse and neglect, the university of california, irvine. a program called the institute of aging to 2007, i am proud to serve on that board. from catholic university in washington, who is started with the first song. there is no excuse for elder abuse. >> i am very happy to be here to talk to you all a little bit about elder abuse.
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[applause] >> we will get started. for the second half of our mourning, as you know, the lead davis joined us this morning, and we have dave clark joining us for the next half. dave has been an award winning newsmen for 35 years. he has been broadcasting for 35 years. he started when he was 17, so i have not had a chance to ask him what that special experience might have been about, but maybe you'll get a chance to ask him about this. i was interested in reading about all the places that he has worked. he has ben in new york city,
washington d.c., he has been in los angeles. probably the most interesting for me was the fact that he was in philadelphia for a number of years. we know in the department of aging and adult services that philadelphia has one of the most interesting and creative network of services for older adults in the country. it is really accessible to older adults. some of the most creative work we have seen at around the country. dave is also on the board of several civic organizations including the challengers boys and girls club, and cure autism now. edave -- dave, take it away.
>> and good morning, can you hear me? in the back, can you hear me? i can see you. good morning, and thank you very much. if no one told you this morning, you look good today. you really do look good. in fact, you look just like i thought you would look on tv. i thank god for the opportunity to be with you for this very important conference. this is big. this is important. one of the things that she did not tell you about me that a lot
of people don't know, not that you have to care, i have a signed with a disability. my youngest child, i have three children. my oldest is 30 and i have a 22 and 19-year-old. my only son has had spent his life in and out of intensive care. he has a seizure disorder, and he is the greatest young man in the world. i am saying this as a point of contact. people say we see you come to this event, you don't really care, you leave. i have a son, i work on television, my wife is an opera singer. my son doesn't speak. in 19 years, i have never once heard my son said, hi, dad.
but he tells me he loves me every single day. i am so happy and fortunate that he is a great young man, and god uses a son that doesn't speak to teach me so many things all day every day. i rarely talk about that because if it hits to the core of may. and that is why i have learned the necessary needs of technology whto learn and to grw at to do things. and why you and i need the things you're going to hear in just a couple of minutes.
i just want to take a quick moment as you get settled. you will have to stop talking because i will not talk over you. you, too. i'm going to count to ten. i usually don't have to finish to ten. when you think of technology in the world today, we can't even imagine what is going to have the month from now. think of the things that have been eaten up. we used to have payphones. they are gone. the cellphone 8 it up. the cellphone 8 of the camera industry. you don't need to buy a camera. the cellphone 8 the watch industry. i don't even wear a watch. you can go through the list.
he you don't have to go to the bank anymore. take a picture of a check and make a deposit. look at all the things that we have changed. and change every day. if we can't imagine what is going to happen by christmas time. you don't even have to go to the pharmacy to say, fill this out. pick up a phone, punch in, go and get it. send your kids over. i know. simple point, simple, practical points. the things they you are living, it all in involves technology. am i saying hi to you and applauding you for all of the great things that you are about to do? i just congratulate you on
credit and because you were going to learn it and you were going to do it. your kids are going to help you, your grandkids will help you. now there are two very important people. i would like to introduce them to you today. one is a very talented lady, her name is vicki. she is someone, and i will read some of this that you get an idea of who she is. she is a canadian, by the way. that rang a bell. but vicki finds and implement innovative solutions and the social sector. this is something called the planned lifetime advocacy
network. the personal support networks. as the executive director of the institute for citizenship and disabilities, she became a recognized expert in canada. for developing social networks, social innovation, citizenship, and turning around the world of those that are disabled. she is the founder and ceo of of the personal network. she has been focusing her skills best to deliver personal networks,, she has done a tremendous amount of things. she has done so many things, i need a calculator to add them all up. the idea is that she is an
expert on building personal networks and coming up with things that will work for you that will change your lives. give a warm welcome to vicki camack. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. what an amazing venue to hold this event, i have already seen a wedding here. i thought that only happened in movies. what an incredible city that you live in. the division of people who are putting something together where san francisco will be the most connected city in the world. the force behind what they are
putting together, when they talk about connections for everyone, they really mean everyone. there are true inspiration for me, fellow canadians, and many of us around the world. the theme of my presentation today is about staying connected her. and if there are two things i am passionate about, it is that. those phrases really sum up the last 20 years of my life in so many ways. and so to explore the themes, what i want to do is share with you some ideas about consciously working on making and the sustaining connections. which is what i think we all need to do.
to get started, we will talk a little bit about the technology solution. i want to share with you stories, lessons, and some new ideas. i want to have knowledge all of you that are here today thinking about trying something new. thinking about a new approach to technology, using technology differently. maybe it will be your first time in beijing with a computer. you might feel a little bit like a fish out of water. i really do understand. i am the very last person that anyone in my circle of friends and family would have ever thought would be heading up a tech company. i never thought i would either. i can tell you, it is a slippery slope once you get started on technology, so i thought i would take it a little easy and introduce you.
maybe that wasn't the kind of mouse you are thinking about, how want to tell you a story. this is a mother mouse. she was walking down an alley with all of her about slayings of a lovely spring day. as she was walking down the winding road, out of the bushes comes a big cat. it charges its back and hisses, the mother mouse gathers her little children around her, and looks the cat in the eye and goes, ruff, ruff, ruff. the cat, stunned, turns and runs away. the mother bows looked down and says, let that be a lesson to
you. never underestimate the power of the second language. [laughter] [applause] so as we begin to estimate some of these powers, what i would like you to do, for me, think about one part of the theme that we are exploring today, the good life. i would like you to take a moment and reflect on what would be a good life. what are the critical elements for you, of a good life? this is a question of philosophers have explored over the ages. time after time, this is what we like to explore with people facing disabilities and life challenges.
i am curious, when you thought about what would be critical for a good life, how many of you listed family and friends? how about making a contribution or participating? being engaged? how about good health and having choices? all of these are core elements. you know how most of our efforts are focused? yes, this is it. this is how we have a whole industry thinking about future planning and what a good life is. it is focused on money. you can see some canadian money up there. in any case, i am curious about
how come how money is easy to plan for, and but what about planning for people? what about those loved ones, those friends that we all say are so critical for having a good life? how many of you, when you thought about a good life, put friends and family first? how many put friends and family being the critical number one element? what do you think it is? what makes it easy to think about planning for money? but so difficult to plan for people? there is something that makes us hesitant to reach out to others. some of us can take this idea of independence to an extreme. i think this is probably some
place in newfoundland, a remote shore of canada. we have come to believe that reaching out to others is a sign of weakness. was he asking for help and support as a vulnerability instead of a necessary strength. so if you agree with me that connections are the key to a good life, i would like you to explore with me how technology, and in particular, how that works can actually help. i would like to tell you about ties in the online network service. that is installed on every b-top computer in san francisco. this knowledge built on 20 years of connections to secure the
future. it creates personal, private, secure online networks. here is what happened personal network looks like. and joe and her daughter created a network together, and what they did, they created a network in part because guildhall has an advance in her experience with cancer, and they wanted to coordinate the care and the connections and bring people closer to her in this important time. they identified and who they wanted to invite, and that is the only way you can get on that network, if you get an invitation. she knows you and wants you to join her.
and how they use the network is the use of the connect feature to send messages. her daughter can send messages to everybody in the network letting them know how she is doing. they used to the calendar to schedule appointments and organize rides. they use the shared tasks and goals to organize larger events. for example, when joe was released from the hospital, she was unable to get back into her home because she could not get up the stairs anymore. they used the network to build her a ramp on saturday afternoon. they use files to share information about her and a place where she keeps her personal information. she has advanced directives, medical records, and so on that is not accessible to everybody in the network, but some of the
members. there are stories and photos, a place where people can celebrate today, how to share memories, have the good times that were the essence in the past and in the present. you might be asking yourself this question, if you are a facebook user, how is different from facebook. it is what we called open social networking, and it is designed to create many relationships. this is closed and personal, it is an intimate space. i have a daughter that was close to 1000 facebook friends. it